Common Practice in Religion

Common Practices in Religion
Tracey Walker
Clayton Mills

What is the definition of religion? Religion is a way of life founded upon the apprehension of sacredness in existence. I also believe it is a belief system that allows individuals to explore their spirituality. Depending on your background and where you are from sometimes determines your religion and what you follow. Some actually have a choice to choose what they believe in and want to worship. It takes a lot of communication and understanding to realize that not all religion groups share the same views and beliefs, and that it is ok to not have the same traditions as your neighbor next door or your friend down the street. It’s all about still showing respect to that religion whether you agree with and understand their beliefs, or not. It is ok to agree to disagree. Some well non religions are: Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. A person’s personal religious traditions and beliefs can greatly affect their relationship with others in both positive and negative aspects.
Common practices and experiences across various word religions vary between denominations.   Most Christians attend worship services at church on Sundays, which generally include singing, prayer and a sermon. Most Christian churches have a special ritual for ordination, or designating a person fit for a leadership position in the church. Nearly all Christians will have been baptized, either as an infant or as an adult, and regularly participate in communion (also called the Lord's Supper and the Eucharist). Baptism and communion are considered sacraments - sacred rituals instituted by Christ himself. The Catholic Church recognizes five additional sacraments, as well as many other distinctive practices that are known as "sacramentals" or "devotions" and include praying the rosary and going on pilgrimages. Both Catholic and Orthodox Churches have religious orders. The most distinctive practice of Orthodoxy is the...